Closing in on one month in the 2018 Missouri Legislative session, take a look at what are lawmakers have proposed thus far, and how those pieces of legislation are progressing through the halls of the capitol.
NEMO representatives include Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal), whose district covers Marion, Shelby and parts of Monroe Counties; Rep. Jim Hansen (R-Frankford), whose district covers Ralls, Pike, and parts of Monroe Counties; and Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown), whose senate district covers all of Northeast Missouri except Monroe County.
Check out the slideshow below to get acquainted with legislation originating from NEMO lawmakers, as well as see how far along they are in the legislative process.
Terms to know
H.B. (House Bill), S.B (Senate Bill), HJR/SJR (House/Senate Joint Resolution, needs final approval by voters), HR (House Resolution, an endorsement, not legislative action)
How a bill becomes a law
• Legislation introduced in the House or Senate
• Legislation read for the first time
• Legislation read for the second time
• Legislation referred to committee
• Hearing held
• Legislation voted on in committee
• If passed by committee, legislation heads for “perfection” on House or Senate floor
• Legislation read for the third time and voted on
• Legislation repeats process in opposite chamber
• If passed identically, legislation sent to governor
• Signed or vetoed by governor